Computer donation to fulfill educational and professional opportunities to benefit local non-profits

Phoenix, AZ. – University of Phoenix understands how technology resources can help develop both educational and professional opportunities. Therefore, the School of Advanced Studies at University of Phoenix, the school responsible for administering University of Phoenix's doctoral program, donated 43 laptop computers to Save the Family Foundation of Arizona and Arizona's Children Association.

"University of Phoenix strives to remove barriers to higher education," said John Ramirez, University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies associate campus director. "The laptop donation gives the University's School of Advanced Studies an opportunity to donate valuable resources and provide access to necessary tools to make a difference in our community."�

Save the Family Foundation will use the laptops donated by University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies to set up a computer lab to empower families to increase their educational and professional skill sets to secure independence. The Arizona's Children Association will use the laptops for training staff and family partners.

"We are so grateful for the donation from University of Phoenix's School of Advanced Studies," said Jacki Taylor, CEO Save the Family Foundation of Arizona. "The laptops provided to Save the Family will make a big difference in the lives of our clients who are working to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency."

Additionally, "The donation of laptops from the University of Phoenix will allow families we serve across the state access to valuable tools and resources to improve their lives," said Denise Ensdorff, LCSW, Director of Operations, Central, Western and Northern Regions, Arizona's Children Association. "This (donation) will touch many, many lives."


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About the School for Advanced Studies

School of Advanced Studies (SAS) at University of Phoenix develops leaders who create new models that explain, predict and improve organizational performance in their fields. These leaders are scholar"�practitioners who influence policy decisions, guide their organizations through effective decision-making, and conduct research as a foundation for creative action. The practitioner degrees offered through SAS are designed around the Scholar, Practitioner and Leader Model, incorporating lifelong learning (scholarship), social and workplace contribution (practice), and the ability to exert positive influence (leadership). With curriculum designed in collaboration with industry experts, University of Phoenix doctoral programs are offered in Education, Business, Management, Health Administration, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Nursing. University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.